Messi at 30: Garcia tips Barcelona star to retire at Camp Nou

The former Liverpool and Barca ahead can’t see the legendary Argentine megastar playing for any other club aside from boyhood facet Newell’s Old Boys

Lionel Messi will retire at Barcelona, Luis Garcia has stated amid doubts over the Argentine celeb’s future.

He is their all-time leading goalscorer and the face of the club but Messi is not any truth to lengthen his time at Camp Nou, together with his contract because of expiring in 2018.

Barca has insisted a brand new deal stays on the route for the 5-time Ballon d’Or winner, who joined the La Liga giants as a 13-yr-vintage.

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The uncertainty will most effectively grow the longer Messi’s agreement situation remains unresolved however Garcia – who emerged from Barcelona’s youth device in 1998 earlier than returning in 2003 – can’t see him playing for another membership aside from boyhood aspect Newell’s Old Boys.

 

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Speaking to Omnisport, Garcia – who is in Australia working for Optus throughout their Confederations Cup insurance – said: “I do not think he’ll depart. I suppose he’s glad there.

“Of path sometimes he has to look after himself and his family. I’m sure he is very happy at Barcelona. Barca recognizes how important he’s for the club. They will arrive at a settlement. I don’t see him playing for another membership.

“He has been the face of Barcelona for decades. I think he’s going to retire at Barca. He might finish his worldwide career in advance and maybe cross again to his former club [Newell’s Old Boys] in a totally extraordinary way.”Saturday marks Messi’s 30th birthday and he has proven no signs of slowing down – final the using pressure in the back of Barca’s fulfillment.

Since making his Barca debut at the smooth age of 17 in October 2004, Messi has gone directly to the manual the Catalans to 29 trophies, along with 8 LaLiga titles and 4 Champions League crowns.

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He has netted 507 dreams in all competitions – 349 of those in LaLiga – having netted 54 in 2016-17.

Messi is likewise the handiest La Liga participant to reach forty goals in every of his final eight seasons in all competitions, firmly staking his claim as the finest of all time.

Asked what makes Messi so precise in a technology that still includes 4-time Ballon d’Or winner and Real Madrid celebrity Cristiano Ronaldo, Garcia replied: “He makes soccer very smooth. The maximum tough factor is to do things the easy way. It looks so easy while he does it.”He does the entirety properly. He passes properly, the controls properly, the rankings. When he has to shield, he defends nicely. So it does not count number in which you play him. He goes to reap the entirety he wants to. When you take a look at him play, he can do anything. Nothing is difficult for him.

“It’s hard to provide an explanation for. When you spot gamers in defense or suffering because they’re now not fast or not able to govern because Messi has an outstanding left foot however the proper foot is likewise good. He is small however he is likewise precise in the air and is so smart.

“When he plays inside the wide regions, he can cross one-vs-one and dribble at players with pace and approach. In the center, he can assist and hold the ball. He is aware of while to move fast with the tempo or gradual down a touch. He can do the whole lot.”

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Messi has furnished Barca supporters and fans from around the world with limitless reminiscences and jaw-losing moments, and Garcia can not pick out one that stands proud.

“It is too hard to select one. If you have a observe the last intention scored, he was just remarkable. Every couple of weeks you spot him, he abruptly produces something unique,” he said.

“You say wow, he can not beat that and then two weeks after he does something once more definitely unique and you’ll say again it’s miles not possible to do better, and then he does it. He just produces every week.”